Bottom Line is dedicated to helping first-generation students from low-income backgrounds get into college, graduate from college, and go far in life. Our vision is to dramatically transform urban communities by producing thousands of new career-ready college graduates.
As one of the first college support organizations to focus on college completion, Bottom Line now produces best-in-class college graduation rates that eliminate the significant gap between first generation students from low-income backgrounds and their wealthier peers. We operate regional programs in Massachusetts, where we were founded in 1997, New York City and Chicago that collectively serve over 7,000 students. We plan to open two new sites in major urban areas and increase our footprint to over 10,000 students by 2020.
Bottom Line focuses on students who have the desire and potential to earn a degree, but lack the support structures necessary to navigate the college application process, make a responsible school choice, succeed in college, and prepare for a meaningful career.
Over the last 20 years, Bottom Line has developed a proven and proactive long-term, high-touch, high impact model. Full-time, trained and specialized advisors leverage our DEAL model which addresses the four key areas that are most likely to lead to college success: Degree, Employability, Affordability, and Life. Our relationship and results focused approach helps our students change their lives by gaining economic mobility through college selection, graduation, and career-readiness.
At Bottom Line, we also have a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. We aim to attract qualified applicants who hold these same values, and help us further recognize and celebrate the diversity among us.
When you join Bottom Line, you will find a rewarding, fast-paced, results-oriented environment. We build strong relationships with our students and with each other. We take our work seriously, and we know that a focus on data and metrics is integral to our continued success. Experts in our field, we are driven by our mission and we are extremely proud of the work we do.
Bottom Line offers a comprehensive benefits package: https://www.bottomline.org/content/benefits
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The Communications Manager (CM) will oversee and lead Bottom Line’s communications to our external stakeholders with the purpose of building champions for our mission. This work ensures that we build awareness for and affinity to our mission, our local impact, and our contribution to the field.
The primary responsibility of the Communications Manager is to create, implement, and evaluate our communications efforts to our identified target audiences. Because the majority of fundraising activities occur locally in our regions, the CM sits on our National Team to both understand local implementation plans and ensure coordinated efforts across sites. The responsibilities of this role span many functions - from managing our collateral to drafting fundraising appeals to be used by portfolio managers to working with press contacts to placing quotes and stories in the media.
A successful Communications Manager will be perceived as a member of each regional team though they sit on the National Team. They are a highly effective and persuasive communicator across all methods and mediums. They understand stakeholder segmentation and also how to craft compelling strategies for distinct segments. They have the desire to increase not only the awareness of, but also the engagement with, our mission and brand.
The Communications Manager is a new role – reporting directly to the Chief of Growth Strategy and Development. The CM will sit in the National Office, based in Boston.
Strategy – 25%
Materials and Collateral – 20%
Campaign Management – 20%
Web and Social Media – 15%
Press – 10%
Training and Communications – 5%
Team Support – 5%
Bottom Line defines a competency as a cluster of related knowledge, skills and attitudes that affects a major part of one’s job that correlates with performance on the job, that can be measured against well-accepted standards, and that can be improved via training and development. Competencies provide Bottom Line with a way to define, in behavioral terms, what it is that people need to do to produce the results that the organization desires, in a way that is in keeping with its culture. All employees are expected to demonstrate continued growth within our seven core competencies:
Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without advanced notice.